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Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

 
Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Cordierite var. Iolite from Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION:No. 81457
Mineral:Cordierite var. Iolite
Locality:Route 9 road cut at Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Description:Unusually large specimen (for this old locality) with many large visible patches to 25 mm of blue iolite, the transparent blue gem variety of the mineral cordierite. The blue iolite color is most visible under daylight illumination. Ex. S. Kelland collection; ex. Alvin Fogg (1908-1994) collection (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Overall Size:12x9.5x5.5 cm
Crystals:5-25 mm
Archived: For reference only
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